Part 4 Conclusion.
1914 the beginning of pangs of distress.
Quite a few influential people claimed the world changed forever in the year 1914.
One of my favourite writers, George Orwell wrote in his book Coming Up For Air: "People living up to 1914 had something never prevalent again, ever, after 1914."
He also wrote, "before 1914 people didn't think of the future as something to be terrified of like we do now, and life was not softer then, on the contrary, life was much harsher."
"Yes, people, on the whole, worked much harder, more people were living in poverty but life was much better somehow."
"It's like they had a piece of mind, a feeling of security, they didn't know the order of things could ever be changed and nearly everyone had a religious belief and went to church."
"And them boom, something changes the world, everything, forever." George Orwell wrote in his novel 1984, "if you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever."
But he also wrote, "we shall meet in the place where there is no darkness,"
The year the world changed forever
For almost 6,000 years the best way to get to anywhere was on a horse, technology began its explosion during WWI with the introduction of mass made machinery and weapons, for the first time ever in the history of mankind, people could be slaughtered on an industrial scale.
The technology explosion since 2014 is just insane, the first people to fly a plane was the Wright brothers in 1903, just 66 years later we managed to land on the moon and just a 100 years after that historic flight a spacecraft had visited every planet in our Solar System.
"And it's not just space travel which has accelerated at mind-blowing speed.
A guy called Buckminster Fuller created something called the Knowledge Doubling Curve. He noticed that until 1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every century but by the end of World War II, knowledge was doubling every 25 years.
"We are now doubling our knowledge in less than a year but, according to IBM, we will soon be doubling our knowledge every 12 hours. And the military is supposed to be years ahead of the rest of us. All that knowledge and we can't rid the world of poverty and, in the West, at least, criminal activity is rising just as fast as knowledge, its a paradox, most of us want peace but it remains as elusive as ever, the smarter we become, the more dangerous the World becomes.
The Four Horses Of The Apocalypse
We know from the Bible, in Revelation 6:1-8 Jesus opens one of the seven seals releasing four horsemen, three of whom bring destruction to the whole world, the first horse is white and its rider is a glorious, newly crowned king, this is King Jesus ruling his new kingdom in heaven, which I will explain later. Behind Him comes a horse the colour of fire, the red horse bearing a rider who is to take peace away from all the earth. Another follows, a third horse, black as night, carrying a rider who holds aloft a pair of scales he is the one who will bring famine to the world. The fourth horse is a sickly pale colour, a harbinger of disease and other lethal threats, ridden by Death itself, the grave, the common grave of mankind. We have always had wars, famine, and disease, however, never all together on a global scale but in 1914 that changed.
For there will be wars and rumours of wars and nation will rise against nation.
For the first time in history, a global war erupted a war on such a bloody scale, the like of which had never before occurred in human history. A war which saw millions of young men cut down by man-made machines and chemicals.
It was closely followed by a second world war, which was even more destructive. Some estimates place the total number of deaths due to wars and armed conflicts since 1914 at more than 200 million!
Today the world holds its breath as billions of people fear WWIII.
There will be great earthquakes in one place after another food shortages and pestilences.
As the end of WWI approached, the Spanish flu killed tens of millions. It is thought as many as 500 million people were infected, one-third of the entire world population then and it's thought 100 million died, more than twice the amount who died during the fighting in WWI!
Famine, we picture of food rationing so severe during the two world wars that many people died of starvation, during the first world war the German people were put on severe food rationing. During the second world war the Dutch people were so hungry they resorted to eating tulips, Germans and Russians along the eastern front died in their millions due to starvation. The British people suffered food rationing well into the 1950s as a result of WWII. Since 1914, it is thought about 100 million people have died due to famines during the 20th and 21st century.
In 1914, 7 quakes of M6 or higher were recorded, in 2014, 155 were recorded and they are still rising, all these events are the beginning of pangs of distress.
Is there any way we can find when the END of "the beginning of pangs of distress?"
If, the last days, or "the beginning of pangs of distress," for our planet, prophesied by our Lord Jesus Christ began in 1914, is there any way, we can find, just when the pangs of distress will end and our Lord Jesus will return? (Spoiler alert, Jesus himself said, no one knows the time when He will return only God Himself.) But, just maybe we can arrive at a ball-park period and according to an ancient prophet we can.
Enoch had a vision or a dream.
In his dream of 70 Jewish shepherds, would rule Israel, they were divided into three time periods of 35 - 23 - and 12, according to Enoch the last 12 would come during the tribulation period.
The first time period of 20 shepherds or rulers are the Kings, of Israel after David and Salomon followed by a gap of 11, this gap of 11 being Gentile Empires who ruled over the Jews after the last King, Zedekiah, these empires were, Babylon, Persia, and nine Seleucid and Ptolemaic powers.
After the gap or the 11 Gentile empires came 14 Maccabees shepherds, rulers, (The Maccabees were a group of Jewish rebel warriors who took control of Judea, which at the time was part of the Seleucid Empire.) After the Maccabees came another gap or Gentile Empire, namely the Romans leaving one more shepherd, ruler Bar Kokhba (he was the Jewish leader of what is known as the Bar Kokhba revolt against the Roman Empire.
This brings us to Enoch's first total to 35 shepherds (Jewish leaders) the gap of 12, is the Gentiles, foreign Empires, so the first time period of 35 is covered. 20 Jewish Kings, 14 Maccabees and Bar Kokhba which brings us to the first 35 Shepherds.
Enoch's dream has a vision of a modern Israel, which came to fruition in 1948, Enoch prophesied modern Israel would consist of 23 rulers (Prime Ministers) in 58 governments, with a final 12 Jewish leaders during the tribulation period.
There are three ways to interpret Enoch's modern Isreal prophecy.
Since 1948 - we have had 18 Prime Ministers of modern Israel of the prophesied 23 shepherds or rulers and 34 governments (including coalitions). The halfway point of this prophecy would be roughly around the time of Yitzhak Shamir, he being the 11th Prime Minister of modern Israel in March 2001 when his Likud party became the 29th government of Israel. So if 2001 is loosely the half-way-point of Enoch's prophecy, from 1948 to 2001 is 53 years, double that we arrive at 106, add 53 to 2001 and we arrive at 2054, the tribulation period would begin roughly then.
However, Enoch's prophecy could be broken down another way, 4 of the Prime Ministers have sat double terms, if we find the half-way-point would be around Ehud Olmert, he ended his term of office in 2009. We use the same simple sum, 1948 to 2009 = 61 half-way double the number 122. 1948 + 122 = the year 2070.
A third way would be at the moment there have been 34 Israeli governments, including coalitions and 18 Prime Ministers, halfway would have been the 29th government of Ariel Sharon, his last year in office being 2006, we do the simple equation, 1948 to 2006 = 58, double it we come to 116, 1948 + 116 = 2064. Now we have three dates for the beginning of the Tribulation period 2054, 2070 and 2064, the average for these three years would be, 2064 but remember, God has said he would shorten the days near the end so it could be earlier.
So if we believe Enoch and we have no reason not to, the Great Tribulation mentioned in the Bible will begin sometime around 2064. When a further 12 Jewish Prime Ministers will run a term of office.
Elijah, the great Jewish Prophet
Elijah who is thought to be the greatest of all Jewish prophets and he formed a "school of prophets." The great prophet Elijah taught the world was to exist for 7,000 years and it is thought, Elijah took this information from the Ancient Book Of Enoch which teaches the same prophecy.
The 7,000-year prophecy
The history of mankind will last for 7,000 but according to the Bible, 1,000 of them years will come after Armageddon, when Jesus will rule Heaven and Earth, after which Satan will be allowed to roam Earth once more to test mankind for a short period before he is destroyed forever.
Enoch prophesied mankind would have a 7,000-year history, take away the 1,000 years for Christ’s Millennial Reign, which would leave us with 6,000 years of history, the other 1,000 coming on the other side of Armageddon.
If we could come up with the exact date of creation, a simple mathematical equation adding 6,000 years onto the date of creation would give us an exact date of the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Date Of Creation
The problem is no one can agree on the exact date for the creation of mankind. Many scholars have attempted to find an actual date of creation and although most come up with a ballpark figure of around 50 years or less, they all can't agree on one actual year, so, I have used two different scholars from different time periods to help with Enoch's prophecy. ( I have no evidence whatsoever the two dates I have chosen are the correct ones).
My first choice is Martin Luther who was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation, he was born in 1483 and his "estimate" of the beginning of creation was 3,961 BC.
let's take Martin Luther's creation date of 3,961 BC, add to that 2,019 AD which is where we are at today and we arrive at the scary number of 5,980, just 20 years short, of the 6,000 years prophesied by Enoch. The date of Armageddon if Martin Luther's creation date is correct, Armageddon will happen in the year 2039.
Dean Thomas Coombs
My second choice is Dean Thomas Coombs who is a Bachelor of Theology from Canada, he was born in 1962 and he landed on 3,960 BC, one year later than the great Martin Luther.
let's take Dean Thomas Coombs creation date of 3,961 BC, add to that 2,019 AD which is where we are at today and we arrive at the scary number of 5,980, just 21 years short, of the 6,000 years prophesied by Enoch. The date of Armageddon if Dean Thomas Coombs creation date is correct, Armageddon will happen in the year 2040.
The end of days, a timeline
1908, the devil is thrown down to earth, (a theory of mine,) the Tunguska event.
1914, the release of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, war, disease, famine and pestilence.
1948, the birth of modern Israel, fulfilment of Enoch's prophecy.
2040, the day of Armageddon according to the 7,000-year prophecy.
2064, the end of days according to Enoch's dream of 70 Shepherds.
Part 1: What if the Tunguska event The Four Horses Of The Apocalypse and Daniel's prophecy all link to 1914
Part two: "The beginning of the pangs of distress" begun in 1914 and will finish around 2064 according to Bible prophecy and the Ancient Book Of Enoch
Part 3: The great Jewish prophet Elijah's 7,000-year prophecy points toward Armageddon beginning around 2040